Monday, December 10, 2012

Tis The Sample Sale Season!

Talk about a sale to build a dream on. 

That's right, ladies. It's time for the Alta Moda Bridal Sample Sale. It's the ONE DAY ONLY affair that has us giddy with glamorous glee. 

Here are the details ...

DATE Saturday, December 15 
TIME 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION Alta Moda Bridal, 637 E. 500 South, SLC
SELECTION More than 50 couture wedding dresses to choose from! Designers include: Anne Barge, Augusta Jones, Modern Trousseau, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier and more!
PRICING Gowns start as low as $500 — with many under $1,000! 
1. No appointments — first come, first served! (wait list)
2. There will be a line by 9 a.m.
3. Doors open at exactly 10 a.m.
4. Gowns are sold as-is — alterations not included. 
5. Only sample sale gowns will be on display.
6. No holds and all sales final — come ready to buy!
7. Most gowns are suited for street sizes (4-12).
8. Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride. 
9. Each bride will be able to select four gowns to start, and then she'll have 40 minutes with an experienced consultant. 
10. Have you read items #1-9? Just ... sigh. You're welcome. 

If you need more info ... visit or call (801) 531-1215.  

Moving Pictures

Have we mentioned how much we adore wedding videography?

Because we kind of totally completely adore wedding videography.

But why are we still talking (er, typing) when you could be watching this vow-worthy video from Kelly Arts: Films?

Meet Michael and Jenny. They move us. 

michael & jenny's wedding from kelly arts on Vimeo.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Perfect Sale

Ah, perfection. We meet again. 

We're referring, of course, to The Perfect Dress' annual Black Friday Sale. You know ...

... the day when your favorite designer gowns are on sale starting at $99. 

... the day when the FIRST 15 CUSTOMERS ON FRIDAY will receive an additional $100 off any sample gown of $299 or more.

... the day when a special bridal package will be offered (discounts on belts, accessories, embellishments, etc.) to customers who purchase their gown during the sale. 

... and the day when you just can't handle all the gorgeousness. (But you totally do anyway.) 

Here are the deets ...

Date Friday, Nov. 23 & Saturday, Nov. 24
Time 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 23rd; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 24th
Appointment? So not necessary! 
Kiddos? They respectfully request that children stay at home. 
More Info Call (801) 568-3737 or visit

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Smooth Sailing

Now, this is the way to start off a week. 

Jen Turner, of Jennifer Ann Photography, shared this gorgeousness with Utah Valley Bride, and it'd be selfish to keep it to ourselves. 

The ever-lovely couple is Elise and Rainey, and the photos were taken at Deer Creek. 

Go ahead. Give your eyes a thrill. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Perfection For Sale

Photo Courtesy The Perfect Dress

Try this sample sale on for size. 

Our friends over at The Perfect Dress are hosting their semi-annual sample sale Aug. 3 and 4! They'll be selling gorgeous gowns at marked-down prices, and even new gowns will be available for off-the-rack purchases. 

Oh, and the first six brides at the door EACH DAY get an extra $100 off the purchase of their gown. 

While the first two brides to set up appointments for those days also get $100 off the purchase of their gown. 

We believe the word you're looking for is ... squee! 

Where The Perfect Dress, 6973 S. 1300 East, Cottonwood Heights
Times Friday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For Appointments Call (801) 568-3737
More Info

Thursday, June 28, 2012

We Got It Covered

Did you hear? 

The Society of Professional Journalists Utah Chapter awarded Utah Valley Bride's Fall 2011 cover — snapped by the delectable Dan Hixson Photography — third place in the Best Magazine Cover category. 

Cover us delighted. 

PHOTO BY Dan Hixson Photography (
DRESS BY Alta Moda Bridal (

Friday, May 11, 2012

Walk This Way

WE DO ... shoe-ins!

We've said it before, we'll say it again: Pay CLOSE attention to your dearly beloved shoes, ladies. Don't walk away from an opportunity to make a splash or a statement. (Or, you know, a splashy statement.) 

Those glimpses of fabulous footwear will knock your guests off their feet — which is no easy feat! (OK, we'll stop now.) 

Need more advice? Dip your toe (seriously, last one) into the wedding shoe story of the 2012 Utah Valley Bride. 

PHOTO BY The always delightful Rebekah Westover Photography (

Monday, April 9, 2012

Alter of Love

Do we love wedding gowns? (Answer: We love wedding gowns.) 

So when The Perfect Dress gave us an inside look at some of their fabulous frocks that met an alter-nate reality, how could we not share it with you? (Answer: We could not not.)

The local gem of a store has been altering wedding dresses since 1998, and they have eight (count 'em, eight!) in-house seamstresses who work side-by-side with the bride.  

"It is very important for the bride to feel confident about the type of alterations she envisions for her gown before she purchases it, and we have many options available to her so she does," The Perfect Dress says. "Our work speaks for itself!"

Here's a glimpse at how the store has taken some "beautiful befores" to "happily ever afters."

Psst! You can check out more of their work at the blog:

* All photos courtesy The Perfect Dress.

Beautiful Before

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After (Take 2)

Beautiful Before

Happily Ever After

Beautiful Before

Happily Ever After

Beautiful Before

Happily Ever After

Beautiful Before

Happily Ever After

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Fair To Remember

Here comes The Bridal Fair

This Saturday, April 7, get your engaged self to Provo High School for The Bridal Fair's Tri-Annual Wedding Showcase. Have a "meet cute" with hundreds of local vendors, get inspired for your wedding, and pick up the 2012 issue of Utah Valley Bride. (You're welcome.)

Oh, and did we mention admission is free? Because it's totally free. 

Date Saturday, April 7
Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where Provo High School, 1125 N. University Avenue in Provo
Admission FREE
Pre-register At

Get your copy of our Spring 2012 issue at The Bridal Fair this Saturday!
Cover Photo By: The divine Rebekah Westover

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just Inspiring

Hey you local lovebirds! Have we got a giveaway for you.

A handful of Utah wedding vendors are giving away a prize package worth more than $10,000. (Yep. We just said $10,000.) 

The project? Inspired. A Dream Wedding Giveaway. 

The prizes? Photography, cinematography, planning and coordination, stationary and invitations, photo booth, calligraphy, DJ, transportation, hair and makeup, flowers, cake and a spa package. (Yep. We just got giddy, too.)

The how? Write a paragraph that inspires these local vendors to create your dream wedding. Talk about your dream wedding details and submit an inspiration board with at least 10 images depicting your ideas.

The deadline? Midnight on April 1.

The bottom line? Go inspire them! (Yep. You can thank us later.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Something Blue

Oh, hello Tiffany & Co. 

Utah Valley Bride would like to officially welcome you and your gorgeous 3,500-square-foot self to Utah. (Specifically, the new City Creek Center in the SLC.) Just the thought of your little blue boxes has us all verklempt. 

Ladies and gents, the iconic jewelry center opens Thursday, March 22. (As if you so didn't already know that.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pinterest Interest

We're on Pinterest, folks! And it's a beautiful, beautiful thing.

Want to crush along with us? Follow us here

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tall Order

PHOTO BY Ashlee Elizabeth Photography (

WE DO ... tall centerpieces! 

How much do we love centerpieces rocking the height? So, so much. They bring drama to the tables and joy to the eyes. Just be sure the tall wonders have a little visibility — you don't want your guests playing peek-a-boo the whole night. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Got You Cover-ed

We love you, 2012.

And you know why? Because it means the brand new issue of Utah Valley Bride is out.

All together now: Squee! 

Its 156 glorious glossy pages are overflowing with local love, pictures galore, local vendors and ideas that will make your heart spin.  

Here's a peek at the four covers that will be distributed throughout the year. The Winter issue (photographed by the oh-so-lovely Jessie Alexis Photography) is on newsstands now. 

Now get a-planning! 

WINTER 2012 (On newsstands now!)
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jessie Alexis Photography (

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Rebekah Westover Photography (

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Tamara Elise Photography (

 FALL 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alixann Loosle Photography (